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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science
Nov 14, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5 million in funding to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, these grants will support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for over 40 critical open...Read more
Expanding Computational Skills in Science to Support Research
Nov 6, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $1.65 million and $1 million for a joint $2.65 million for The Carpentries, an organization that teaches researchers computational skills through a scalable and community-centered model. The $1.65 million in funding from CZI will support The...Read more
Broadening the Definition of Student Success: A Spotlight on Mental Health
Oct 30, 2019 - This week, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Director of Whole Child Development Brooke Stafford-Brizard spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 education and technology leaders at the annual iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs. Brooke spoke about the need to take an asset-based approach to mental health that infuses teaching of mental health skills into...Read more
Justice & Opportunity
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Community Land Trust Model
Oct 25, 2019 - Redwood City, CALIF. (October 25, 2019) — As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Housing Affordability Program, it announced support for Community Land Trust efforts that create new funding mechanisms for community-driven housing solutions. Recipients include the Oakland Community Land Trust (OakCLT), the California Community Land...Read more
Making Science Journalism More Diverse and Inclusive
Oct 24, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $195,500 grant to the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) to increase diversity, inclusion, and representation in its science journalism program. The grant will support efforts to attract a diverse set of candidates to the university’s Science Communication Master’s...Read more
NBC News Learn and Local 4 Announce “Education Now Detroit” Live Event Sponsored by the Cha... NBC News Learn and Local 4 Announce “Education Now Detroit” Live Event Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative...
Oct 21, 2019 - NEW YORK – Six years after it went through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit is undergoing a so-called revival. But can Detroit’s “revival” extend to the classroom, where the next generation of Detroiters are learning and developing? How do the issues Detroit faces extend to other parts of the state...Read more